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Help & Advice

Here are 11 factors to consider when buying a mattress

Firmness
It must always be supportive, we dont do soggy. We sell mattresses with comfortable lumber support.

Price
Limited budget? The ammount you spend with me will always be better value for your money.

Home trial
Is the only way you will really know if a mattress suits you. Ive been offering 'free trials' for over 15 years, its safe.

Free returns
A money back (as opposed to credit towards another mattress), 'it is fine if its used and dusty' and 'no quibbles' proper Trial.

Built to last 
A mattress cant be: rolled in a box when delivered or be a single sided no-turn mattress and give lasting support

Comfort
Natural fillers and covers. None of our sleeping layers are sweaty hot foams (plastic), latex (rubber) or 'cooling gels' (mumbo jumbo> plastic).

Guarantees
Foam and latex mattress 'roller testing' are conducted without the body heat endured for years within a mattress - within years foam & latex crumbles and lumps.

Health
Asthma, skin allergies and such: foam (plastic) is non porous and therfore traps air, perspiration and humidity. This in turn generates a hot, damp breeding ground for bacteria, especially as skin scales can not travel through its surface. This is bad for us and the environment in so many ways. Virtually all of the mattresses made worldwide now use foam layers, but not ours.

Hygiene
Natural Latex is Rubber, absolutly not natural and has exactly the same terrible realities as the foam mentioned above. The myth that it is biodegradable in land-fills is also nonsence.

Quality
We use only 100% cotton covers, natural fire retardents, proper quality springs, natural and pourus fillers and traditional craftmanship, giving years of cool, comfortable sleep.

The bestest mattress that money can buy
Our Natural 2000 Natural or the Organic 6000 are amazing, (if your a tad worried of it being too firm, go for the Natural 2000, its always plenty firm enough).

Beds
They are in the 40 night trial too! All with free delivery and assembly to most of southern U.K.

So please talk to me one to one for more insights into access issues, back aches etc, here > 'virtual shop' with Warren

Thank you,

Warren x

 

Contact us

By choice, Warren and the team are primarily in our workshops, happily making quality beds, most days. As an 'online retail' manufacturer, it may take a bit of time to get a response to your enquiries,...(so thanks for your patience in advance). The upside is our low prices for top quality and value due to no 'stand alone' High Street showroom overheads and less sales people.

Its all about making things really well.. so you can sleep well! Qualiity with a free trial system; thats a lot different than any other company.

To get in touch with us, send an email or give us a call for an immeadiate chat or leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP.

12pm to 6pm, 7 days a week – Monday until 8 pm

Telephone: 020 3927 7777

Email: [email protected]

Live: from our 'virtual shop' with Warren - book a one to one connection with Warren to view our beds, chat about our products and exceptional service.

 

Collections

Our workshop address for collections only

Unit 3b, Ring Way, N11 2UD. 10 to 3 pm weekdays

We use minimal packaging, so please insure that any collections are done with your own protective blankets, cardboard, care and love, at hand, in the van.

Welcome to our advice section where you’ll find handy tips on everything from how to choose the perfect mattress, to sleep tips, styling and storage ideas.

Our old & new mattress names.

Give us a call or drop us an email if you need any more help.

  • Essential
    Luxury
    Tuscany
    Turin

    Grand (firm)
    Harmony
    Tranquil
    Sienna (medium firm)
    Florence
    Windsor (firm comfy)
    Balmoral

    Meadow
    Peaceful
    Superior
    Supreme
    Heavenly
    Angelic

    Natural 2000
    Natural Air 3000
    Nat Air 3000 Firm
    Natural Air other
    Organic Air

    Ideal Memory
    Perfect Memory
    Precise Memory
    Absolute

    Tempur Original
    Tempur Cloud
    Tempur Sensation

  • Cotton 135 Luxury
    Cotton 135 Luxury
    Natural 135 Luxury
    Natural 135 Luxury

    Cotton 1000 Grand
    Cotton 1500 Sienna
    Cotton 1500 Sienna
    Cotton 1500 Sienna
    Cotton 1500 Sienna
    Natural 2000 Windsor
    Natural 2000 Windsor

    Natural 135 Luxury
    Natural 135 Luxury
    Organic 6000 Superior
    Organic 6000 Superior
    Organic 6000 Superior
    Organic 6000 Superior

    Natural 2000 Windsor
    Organic 6000 Superior
    Organic 6000 Superior
    Organic 6000 Superior
    Organic 6000 Superior

    Cotton 135 Luxury
    Natural 2000 Windsor
    Natural 2000 Windsor
    Organic 6000 Superior

    Organic 6000 Superior
    Organic 6000 Superior
    Organic 6000 Superior

Buying a mattress 101: which mattress is right for me?

Today’s mattresses retailers seem to be in a race to the bottom. Single sided mattresses, especially memory foam, are flooding the market. Sadly, most consumers don’t realise they are paying full price for what is effectively only half the mattress. At the same time, the truly high-quality natural wool and cotton products are marked up astronomically, or sometimes parade latex as a natural healthy sleep surface.

Here are some helpful hints for finding a great mattress and not getting caught out on the price.

Choose a mattress that is built to last!

Any quality manufacturer of mattress will tell that double-sided mattresses last longer. The ability to use both sides allows to have better comfort and support for longer and reduces the effects of wear and tear. Just think: if you always sleep in the same spot, it will inevitably wear our faster. Additionally, pay attention to the finishing techniques employed by the maker: hand tufted and hand side stitched mattresses will help to retain the shape of the mattress while you sit on the edge. This will also stop the fillers sliding and shifting out of place, protect from wear and tear for longer and be far more comfortable through the years. 

Our mattresses are all double-sided, and they will see out the term of their guarantee easily. We put 40 years and nearly a million mattress of experience into brilliant traditional designs to make them fit for purpose. We also invested more time and money in our mattress designs is to be more environmentally friendly. Single sided mattresses and foams are not bio degradable and as they are replaced more often, they simply add to more pollution and unsustainable waste. Better mattresses last longer and help reduce carbon footprint. 

Choose materials that will help regulate body temperature and prevent over or under-heating

For good restorative night’s sleep, you need to be at a comfortable temperature in bed. To fall asleep your brain sends signals to reduce your body temperature and divert energy to important processes designed to help your body and mind to heal and regenerate. As the temperature reductions involved are essential, the ambient temperature in the room and under your covers can greatly impact this process. If your mattress keeps you too hot, the increased body temperature signals to your body it is time to be awake, disrupting the deeper stages of your sleep, causing restless nights and not being your best self the next day. Your body will also perspire more in an effort to cool itself.

When we are young the effects of a poor mattress and sleeping environment are less obvious, we abound with energy and it often goes unnoticed. But not achieving a cooling of the bodies coor temperature interrupts and halts the 4 to 6 cycles of deep regenerative sleep essential for health and happiness. Age most effectively delivers the message to all of us in the form of illness, exhaustion, depression and pain.

In particular, this greatly impacts the quality of sleep for women going through cycles, pregnancy and menopause. If the temperature is too low, your brain redirects heat to protect your core, leaving extremities like arms and feet feeling uncomfortably cold. Your body then has to work harder to warm itself, which again sends wrong signals and disrupts your sleep.

 

Whoever you are and whatever your circumstances, temperature regulation is essential for good restorative sleep that rejuvenates the body and mind. Wool is a naturally breathable material that works perfectly to help regulate temperature in mattresses. Its crimped fibres don’t align themselves too closely when spun into yarn, making it possible to create a unique textile with air spaces occupying about two-thirds of its volume. It effectively creates an air wall to help insulate your body. Wool is also naturally absorbent, and, on a molecular level, it literally attracts water molecules within the air and away from you. This process is essential for your body’s temperature regulation as wool wicks away the very moisture that your body perspires in order to keep it cool. Simultaneously, this improves your mattress hygiene and leaves you feeling cool and dry. 

Cotton is another one of nature’s wonders. It is naturally absorbent, and its irregular fibres create supremely comfortable to touch textile, ideal for a mattress cover. Cotton is also amazing for sensitive skin, so make sure that you chose a mattress with a 100% natural cotton cover. 

Know your GSM!!! 

This is something that mattress retailers do not want you to know and they either hide it or simply pretend it doesn’t exist. GSM stands for ‘grams per square meter’ and is the standard measure of density in the textile industry. It is the way to compare how much of a good thing is in the mattress. Sadly, a lot of manufacturers place a wafer-thin layer of natural material, like wool, cashmere, silk, or even cotton! on top of a cheap foam and boast of it being a natural mattress for its inclusion. Once you look into this, you will easily discern real quality from the impostors and rip off merchants! 

We proudly display all of our fillers and their GSM on the product page for you to review and compare with genuine competitors.

Choose a spring system designed for support and ventilation.

People move in their sleep; in fact, you move in your sleep on average every 28 minutes. It is as natural as breathing, but with the wrong mattress in place it can spell disaster for you and your partner’s sleep. Pocket springs and memory foam both work perfectly to mitigate that movement and both help you not to disturb your partner, however, pocket springs have a distinct advantage in two key areas: ventilation and responsiveness. 

Pocket spring mattresses have hollow spaces inside, and in between, the springs that allow for air to flow though. As you move naturally in your sleep the springs compress and relax, pulling air in and out like lungs. This heat exchange process is more pronounced in better mattresses that also have air vents as they promote even faster flow of air, keeping your mattress cool and fresh as you sleep. Advanced designs also utilise micro pocket springs that further help to push air deeper into the sleep fillers and promote freshness and air flow.

Many customers report that they literally feel trapped in memory foam mattresses. While the moulding and contouring sounds great in principle, it creates a very impractical effect for most, moderate discomfort for the elderly who suffer with hips issues, and a very serious potential threat to the very youngest of children who may not be able to turn if on their front. Pocket spring mattresses provide a firmer support and work with your body to respond appropriately when you move. Investing a little more into a well-made pocket spring mattress will pay dividends for many years.

Get the biggest mattress that the room allows for

Choosing a double over a king size bed to reclaim a little space in your bedroom may cost you dearly! An adult wouldn’t want to sleep on a small single mattress (75cm wide) for very long, but if you consider that each adult in a couple occupying a standard UK double gets to sleep on exactly that, it is no wonder that you are not getting great sleep. Just by increasing 6 inches in the width of the mattress from a 4’6 double to a 5’0 king it shows a massive difference in quality of sleep when you're sleeping with a partner. It’s hard to believe but we spend a third of our lives in bed and it’s important to make sleep comfortable and refreshing so you can get up happy and energised to tackle the remaining two thirds (and whatever life throws at you)!

Consider the aftercare services…

When making a purchase make sure you consider reputation of the retailer. will they deliver on the promises they make at the point of sale? Many companies simply do not offer meaningful guarantees or make it terribly difficult to claim on them. Beware of companies selling you additional protection that in reality be part of the purchase price. they break up the price of the product and aftercare to show you two smaller amounts that ultimately sum up to more than you should actually be paying but draw you in with a false promise of savings. Read the terms and conditions and compare warranty terms and chose the supplier that doesn’t make you jump through hoops to fix a problem. Look into the retailers returns process and chose one that will work on your terms and won’t leave you out of pocket for just trying to get rid of what isn’t right for you. Isn't that the best kind of service not to need?

Making great mattresses is an art and we pursue it with a passion. Why don’t you fall in love with sleep all over again! >>> Check out our wonderful range of mattresses today!